Foothills CROP Walk Against Hunger Nov. 3

Published 10:38 pm Thursday, October 3, 2013

Foothills CROP Walk Against Hunger is returning to Harmon Field in Tryon on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m.

CROP Walk is an annual community event to raise awareness and funds to alleviate hunger, around the world and close to home.

Volunteers seek donations during the weeks leading up to the event. Then on the final day, the community gathers to walk together, in celebration of the good things that come from communities that care.

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A total of 25 percent of funds raised go to meet local needs; the remainder goes to serve those in need around the world. CROP Walks have been going on since 1947, and have been happening in Polk County for over a decade.

Everyone is invited and everyone is welcome to participate in this community-wide effort. Find a way to get involved that suits you:

Be a walker and ask others to support you with donations.

Support a walker in your organization by making a donation.

Donate directly by writing a check to CROP Walk and mailing it to Thermal Belt Outreach, P.O. Box 834, Columbus, NC 28722, or donate online at

Be a sponsor – organizations, businesses, and churches cover administrative costs and get their names on this year’s CROP Walk T-shirt as well as advertisements that will be run in region press, by sending $100 to Thermal Belt Outreach, Memo: “CROP WALK “ by Oct. 11.

Be a helper – volunteer to collect donations and/or lend a hand on Nov. 3.

Spread the word on Facebook: 2013 Foothills CROP Walk Against Hunger

Encourage others to contribute online at

Just show up – Come to Harmon Field Sunday Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., and join the celebration.

Contact Rev. Lance Smith, The Congregational Church of Tryon UCC at 828-859-9414.

-article submitted by David Riddle